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Arizona Automobile Dealers Association
4701 N. 24Th Street Suite B3
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
United States

Company Description: The Arizona Automobile Dealer's Association (AADA) is a trade association representing the new car and truck franchised dealers of Arizona. AADA provides regular...   more

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Editor's note: NADA applauds the efforts Bobbi Sparrow, president of the Arizona Automobile Dealers Association, who led the successful effort in both the state legislature and Governor's office to reverse the state's fuel economy mandate.
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"It was tough to have to do two shows and to change dates is always tough on the consumers," says Bobbi Sparrow, AADA vice president.
The next hurdle: show organizers now must deal with a venue expansion project that will last almost four years. "The next three years are going to be a real challenge for us, being in a couple of buildings instead of one," she says.
Sparrow refers to the doubling in size of the Phoenix Civic Plaza from about 250,000 square feet to 500,000 square feet. The partial demolition of the plaza began just weeks ago and construction is expected to continue for three years, at which point the show will once again be consolidated under one roof.
"We are delighted to get the additional square feet and know the manufacturers will be happy with more space" says Sparrow. "Just wait 'til the dust settles."
At this year's show, many attractions vied for visitors' attention, though the SEMA show cars were especially popular. "I think the SEMA vehicles have been a real boost to our show," says Sparrow.
"The truck was awesome," Sparrow says.
While the concepts and customized vehicles grabbed attention, Sparrow says most consumers come to the show to shop for vehicles, citing that more than 60 percent of visitors purchase or lease a new vehicle within 12 months of the show.
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Bobbi Sparrow, president of the organization, said members are concerned about where the $1 billion a year that would be raised will be going. She pointed out that while most of the funds are earmarked for public education, the initiative also promises shares for everything from welfare programs to road construction.
But Sparrow said there's also an element of self-preservation for the dealers who sell pretty much the most expensive taxable item in Arizona.
She said there already is a problem with Arizonans buying vehicles elsewhere because of the state's high vehicle license tax. That annual levy is based on the value of the car or truck, meaning it is most expensive on new vehicles.
"Now our sales tax is going to be the highest besides Tennessee," Sparrow said. She predicted that the savings from a one-cent difference in sales taxes - about $250 on a $25,000 vehicle - coupled with the lower VLT will just prove too much for some customers.
"I just don't think they're going to come back and register," Sparrow said.
Sparrow is not releasing a list of which dealers contributed and how much each gave.
She said the association's board asked for $2 per vehicle "just to start getting dealers thinking" about what would be a fair contribution.
"We had some dealers that didn't give anything, we had some dealers that gave more than the $2," Sparrow said. "We had some that just gave us a flat amount."
Pedersen, for her part, said she and other supporters will do what they can to figure out who gave money. And she suggested that there might be a benefit for those who did not donate to publicize that fact.
Sparrow said she's not against funding of education, pointing to her previous employment as a lobbyist for the Arizona School Boards Association. But she said there are concerns that that not all of the money is going for education.
Pedersen, however, said the dealers' opposition is strictly political. She said the group is seeking to curry favor with Gov.
Updated: 5:46 pm. | Tags: Proposition 204, Arizona, Bobbi Sparrow, Ann-eve Pedersen, Sales Tax, Car Dealers, Arizona Automobile Dealers Association, Jan Brewer, Tax, Pedersen, Arizona School Boards Association
Arizona School Boards Association, 20 Dec 2007 [cached]
Bobbi Sparrow Governmental Relations Analyst
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Bobbi Sparrow, the president of the Arizona Automobile Dealers Association, opposed the bill in committee and told me she will continue to fight it.
We'll just see how it goes from here," she told me Thursday evening, sounding confident.
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